There’s no roofing problem that’s quite as serious as roof sagging. When overlooked, it can lead to extensive (and expensive) structural damage to your home — something that every homeowner wants to avoid as much as possible. But how exactly do you prevent — or deal — with a sagging roof? Before you do anything, you’ll need to learn more about what’s causing it.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Snow and ice buildup can cause the roof to sag. Oklahoma has rather mild winters, but it can get blasted with the occasional snowstorm. When this happens, you can expect several inches of snow to accumulate on top of your roof. You don’t want to leave that buildup unaddressed, because the additional weight this creates can put unnecessary strain on the roof structure, increasing the potential for sagging.
How to prevent this. Just make sure any snow and ice accumulation on your roof is cleared away regularly. This way, the buildup won’t create an extra load on your roofing system.
- A layover can lead to a sagging roof. A roof layover is exactly what it sounds like – a new layer of shingles is placed over the old one. This not only leads to poor attic ventilation and a nullified roofing warranty, it can also weigh down the system, compromising its structural integrity. This, in turn, causes the roof to start bowing in some areas.
How to prevent this. If you’re having a new roofing system installed, make sure that the old one is completely removed via a roof tear-off. A trusted professional like Arrowhead Roofing can tell you more about this process.
- Old age is a contributing factor to roof sagging. Constant exposure to harsh elements will soon take its toll on your roof. When asphalt shingles start breaking down and losing their granules due to old age, and when moisture has already found its way into the system, it’s only a matter of time before sagging will become a problem.
How to deal with this. An old, sagging roof won’t do you or your home any favors. Before it becomes a safety hazard, call Arrowhead Roofing ASAP and schedule the necessary roof replacement.
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Arrowhead Roofing remains unmatched when it comes to delivering high-quality roof replacement services. Don’t wait until your roof starts sagging before setting up a roof consultation. You can reach us by calling (918) 743-9257 or filling out this contact form. Our service areas include Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Glenpool, and Verdigris, OK. We’d love to hear from you!